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Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women

Associate professor of public health Laurie L. Meschke was recently interviewed by the journal Practical Pain Management.  In the interview, she discussed the results of a contraception study that showed that a majority of women enrolled in medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder at two Tennessee-based MAT clinics had been:

  • sexually active in the past 12 months
  • pregnant at least once

In addition, a large percentage of these women reported being uninsured.

Dr. Meschke’s interview is included in the article, titled “How to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women”, which is available to read online.  It begins at at the bottom of the first page.